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Didelphis virginiana Kerr 1792 (Virginia opossum)

Osteichthyes - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45705

Alternative combination: Didelphis marsupialis virginiana

Belongs to Didelphis according to M. J. Phillips et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Didelphis albiventris, Didelphis marsupialis, Didelphis solimoensis, Didelphys abrupta, Didelphys grandaeva, Didelphys juga, Didelphys triforata, Didelphys biforata, Didelphys perplana, Didelphys lujanensis

Subtaxa: Didelphis virginiana californica, Didelphis virginiana pigra, Didelphis virginiana virginiana, Didelphis virginiana yucatanensis

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Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 80.4, fibula length 83.9, humerus length 70.3, radius length 70.7, scapula length 65.9, skull 119.0 x 66.0, tibia length 85.6, ulna length 85.6

Estimated body mass: 2.13 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length